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UC Irvine Anteaters home to CS Northridge Matadors in NCAA Basketball betting action

CS Northridge MatadorsUC Irvine Anteaters
Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Bren Events Center

CS Northridge Matadors vs UC Irvine Anteaters Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Matadors of CS Northridge hit the hard court against the Anteaters of UC Irvine.

This season, the Anteaters are 8-9 overall and 6-9 ATS ATS, while the Matadors are 9-7 and 9-5 ATS against the number. As for the totals, UC Irvine boasts a 3-6 on the OU, and CS Northridge is 4-4.

View CS Northridge vs UC Irvine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the UC Irvine Anteaters as 7-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Anteaters sit at No. 19 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Matadors sit at No. 146 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Anteaters will win this game 78-76.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and UC Irvine has the nation's No. 140-rated offensive output, at 69.6 PPG. The visiting Matadors defense ranks No. 323 allowing on average 75.2 PPG. The Anteaters FG% has averaged 43% so far, less than the Matadors marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.6% per game.

Defensively, CS Northridge features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.2 points per game. UC Irvine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for CS Northridge, they were a 78-69 loser as they battled Long Beach State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. CS Northridge got 26 points from Stephan Hicks on the way to a 78-69 loss against Long Beach State on Wednesday at The Walter Pyramid.

Last time out for UC Irvine, they were a 68-64 winner as they battled Hawaii at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Anteaters got 15 points from Chris McNealy as UC Irvine ran past Hawaii 68-64 on Wednesday at Bren Events Center.

CS Northridge Matadors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing UC Davis are 3-7
After playing Long Beach State are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

UC Irvine Anteaters Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing CS Fullerton are 3-7
After playing Hawaii are 1-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Matadors at Anteaters trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of CS Northridge's last 6 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
CS Northridge is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
CS Northridge is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
CS Northridge is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against UC Irvine
UC Irvine is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
UC Irvine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against CS Northridge
UC Irvine is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing CS Northridge
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of UC Irvine's last 15 games when playing CS Northridge

Next up:
CS Northridge home to UC Davis, Thursday, January 17
UC Irvine at CS Fullerton, Thursday, January 17